Wireless: Revolution and Evolution

January 29, 2010
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
Hosted by: Prof. Shih-Fu Chang
Speaker: H. Vincent Poor, EE Armstrong Lecture Series

Abstract

Wireless communications is one of the most advanced, and rapidly advancing, technologies of our time. New wireless applications and services emerge on an almost daily basis, and the number of users of these services is growing at an exponential rate. For example, almost half of the world’s population uses cell phones, and this is only one of a dazzling array of wireless technologies that have emerged in recent times. The implications of this phenomenon cut across many aspects of technology and society. This talk will discuss this technological landscape, some of its history and societal implications, emerging developments, and recent research advances underlying these developments.

Speaker Biography

 

H. Vincent PoorH. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests lie in the area of wireless networking and related fields. Among his publications in these areas is the book MIMO Wireless Communications (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He received the 2005 IEEE Education Medal and the 2009 Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society.

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